Jump to content


Photo

Using 0.7 wide angle converter


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Lars.Erik

Lars.Erik
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 175 posts
  • Steadicam Operator
  • Oslo

Posted 17 March 2006 - 12:34 PM

Hey there, I haven't used this camera a lot. I used it today w/ a 0.7 wide angle converter. When i pressed the auto focus button I got a reading of infinity, even though the subject was 70 cm from me. He was standing w/ his back to a wall. So there's no way the camera could have picked up anything in the background that far away. When I turned the focus ring to the appropriate lenght, the subject was soft. I also noticed 2 yellow dots on the converter. Is this part of my problem? Need help. Please.

Edited by Lars.Erik, 17 March 2006 - 12:34 PM.

  • 0

#2 Mitch Gross

Mitch Gross
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2873 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 17 March 2006 - 03:18 PM

Don't know about the yellow dots, but a wide angle convertor is a lens that will shift the focus range as it alters the field of view. So for instance, an object at 5 feet may read at 10 feet on the focus scale. This is normal.
  • 0

#3 Ale Reynoso

Ale Reynoso
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:03 AM

HI:
In the manual of the Z1 advices that the readings in the telemeter of the camera will not display correctly when using a wide angle adaptor attached.
The yellow dots, where in the glass of the lens or displayed in the VF?

Good luck
  • 0

#4 Lars.Erik

Lars.Erik
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 175 posts
  • Steadicam Operator
  • Oslo

Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:28 PM

HI:
In the manual of the Z1 advices that the readings in the telemeter of the camera will not display correctly when using a wide angle adaptor attached.
The yellow dots, where in the glass of the lens or displayed in the VF?

Good luck



The dots are not on the glass, but on the protecting plastic on it's side (where it says 0.7 w.a.c.)
  • 0


CineTape

Visual Products

CineLab

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

Opal

Willys Widgets

Tai Audio

Paralinx LLC

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

FJS International, LLC

The Slider

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

Aerial Filmworks

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Glidecam

Rig Wheels Passport

Opal

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

CineLab

rebotnix Technologies

Willys Widgets

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Ritter Battery

Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Abel Cine

Technodolly

Tai Audio

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

The Slider